After he changed history and created the Flashpoint timeline, “The Flash’s” Barry Allen went straight to Felicity to unload. As he explained what had happened to her — as well as the serious ramifications — they came to discover that Team Arrow vet John Diggle had been personally affected by the change. Digg’s daughter Sara no longer existed; instead, he has an older son named John Jr. Though neither Barry nor Felicity have clued Digg into that fact, it won’t be long before he finds out — and he won’t be happy about it.
Asked how Digg’s relationship with Lyla stands in the wake of Flashpoint, “Arrow” star David Ramsey told CBR, “I think his relationship with Lyla is solid. Remember, it affects Diggle in such a way where he now has a son instead of a daughter, but he can never miss someone he never had, so I think his reaction to Flashpoint — and he will find out, because secrets aren’t kept very long on the show — is going to be a lot more compassion than you think. [Barry] used his incredible power recklessly. The response is going to be a lot more compassionate than people might think.”
As to whether or not Digg will confront Barry over the fact, Ramsey added, “Yes. The eighth episode [of ‘Arrow’] is going to have a lot of big things coming out of it, and that’s going to be one of them. Yes.”
Ramsey also weighed in how Digg will react to the idea of an alien invasion, which will take place over the course of The CW’s four-show crossover this fall. “How is he going to react to seeing a woman fly across the horizon in a skirt? That’s an even better question!” he shared. “All of this flips Digg out, but I think he’s slowly getting a grip that this is the world that he now lives in and that’s part of his journey as well this season.”
Referring to Digg’s rough departure from the military, he explained, “This transition isn’t easy for him, and I think when he comes back, he comes back ready to come back, but there are some steps and some hoops he has to jump through first emotionally.”
“I think seeing Deadshot is a condition of where his mind is in terms of how riddled with guilt he is,” he continued. “Part of this season is going to be him still getting past that, but I think — with the help of the new recruits, oddly enough — he’s going to find some therapy and get back to understanding what his real purpose is, of community and sense of duty, a sense of honor. I think he’s going to get back to that, and that’s part of what’s going to save him.”
Starring Stephen Amell as the Emerald Archer, “Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey, John Barrowman, Willa Holland and more.
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